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Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo in Syria

Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
27,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.00 % 0.80 % No   

Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo in Syria

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Introduction / History
Suryoyo people take pride in their long Christian history. Their Bible, the Peshitta, dates back thousands of years. And although they revere God's Word, the Peshitta is not understood because in that length of time the language has changed greatly. The Old Testament was translated from Hebrew in the second century and the New Testament from the Greek in the fifth. Christians appreciate what Scripture is, but they have minimal knowledge of what it says for their daily lives. Many have seen the "JESUS" film, also recently produced. Now, at least 13 local churches and many people abroad eagerly anticipate this project's completion.

Clergy members are eager for their mother-tongue Old Testament. They already welcomed and began to implement the recently completed New Testament into their religious life. Christians now want their culture reclaimed for Christ.

Christians here suffer persecution. It comes from governments in this area and from individuals who are hostile to their faith. Unfortunately, fewer than five percent of Suryoyo Christians are literate. So to meet their need for God's Word, an audio translation is being prepared as well as printed text. Outside Tur 'Abdin, the language's original location, Suryoyo is mixed with other languages often. It is used increasingly, mainly by youth, throughout the Jacobite diaspora. Suryoyo are found in many of the world's countries. All also use their national languages or local lingua francas, and some are multilingual.

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Country: Syria
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
People Name General: Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
ROP3 Code: 110313
Joshua Project People ID: 19615
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 27,000
Population all Countries: 179,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic
People Name General: Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
Ethnic Code: CMT31
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Turoyo (27,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tru    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1983
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Turoyo
GeneralGospel resources links
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Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo in Syria

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      Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo Syria    
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